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Definition for: ACCELERATE

accelerate
(v. t.) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard.
(v. t.) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
(v. t.) To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.